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Are you covered? Health insurance enrollment is now open

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Open enrollment for health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace is here. From November 15 through February 15, individuals and families in Fremont County and across the nation can enroll and gain access to comprehensive healthcare coverage. Whether you’re currently uninsured and enrolling for the first time, or enrolled in a 2014 Marketplace plan and want to re-enroll or make a change in your health coverage, now is the time to review your and your family’s needs and make sure you’re appropriately covered with the right plan for you.

Wound Care

SageWest to promote Diabetic Foot Ulcer Detection, treatment

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at SageWest Health Care in Riverton, a member of the Healogics network, is participating in the Healogics National Diabetes Campaign from Oct. 27-31. Staff at the wound care clinic will dedicate the entire week to visiting local physician offices to provide education to help staff identify diabetic patients with or at risk of having ulcers of the lower extremity. One of nearly 600 Healogics managed centers, the wound care clinic offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds like diabetic foot ulcers.

The Wyoming Life Resource Center Administration Building. (file photo)

Forums set on Rules for Wyoming Medicaid Home, Community-Based Service Settings

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) –  With new federal rules in effect, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is planning public forums and other opportunities to help interested residents learn more about expected changes to home and community-based services funded through Wyoming Medicaid.

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Individuals with MS, Parkinsons or Brain Injuries are eligible for residency at Warm Valley Lodge Assisted Living

(Dubois, Wyo.) – Many people assume that an “assisted living” center is a place for elderly residents in the twilight of their lives. Many people are wrong. Qualification of residency at Dubois, Wyoming’s Warm Valley Lodge isn’t based on age; it’s based on need. That is why Warm Valley Lodge is such a perfect fit for 53 year old Renay Baldes, who moved into the Warm Valley Lodge in April.